Named one of the Top 10 Cookbooks of 2005 by the Chicago Tribune and by Boston magazine! Inspiring recipes from island chef Tina Miller, illustrated with Alison's mouthwatering photos.
“A must for lovers of classic New England cooking.”
– Boston magazine
"Martha's Vineyard has long been the summer playground of the rich and famous, so it is easy to forget that this island off the Massachusetts coast has drawn generations of ordinary folk to fish its waters and plow its fields. In this book, Miller reminds us of this "other" Vineyard by spotlighting the hardy people whose labor provides the delectable food enjoyed by the hordes who descend on the island each year. Underscoring this insider's look are the many photographs of Alison Shaw, an artist whose studies of island life have taken on almost iconic status among islanders."
– Chicago Tribune
“Martha’s Vineyard has long claimed a spot in the public imagination as a playground for presidents and celebrities but also as a place where beauty is simple and pure. That simple beauty is perhaps nowhere more pronounced than in the food found on the island: fresh, local produce and fish just off the boat, prepared with very little fuss. Tina Miller, daughter of a founder of the storied Black Dog Tavern and for twenty years a celebrated chef and restaurateur in her own right, knows the foods of her island as few others do. For years she has been compiling the quintessential Vineyard cookbook – considering the ideal preparation for a bounty of late-summer corn (Succotash Chowder with Littleneck Clams), or the best way to warm body and soul during the long coastal winter (Gingerbread with Dark Rum Sauce). To capture her home in all its glory, Miller turned to another longtime proponent of the Vineyard’s special appeal, photographer Alison Shaw. Throughout the book, Shaw’s more than 75 magnificent photographs depict the island and those who continue the traditional ways of raising and gathering food. Fishermen still harvest swordfish and tuna using lines, not nets; prized bay scallops are still collected in freezing weather; lambs are still raised on an eighteenth-century sheep farm in Chilmark. For those who love the Vineyard, this cookbook will be a necessary gift for themselves as much as for their friends – a year-round reminder of delicious vacation memories.”
– from the cover of Vineyard Harvest
"You don't have to be a resident of the island of Martha's Vineyard to fall in love with this book – all you really need to be is hungry and wanting to do something about it! With her delicious recipes, Tina has captured the essence of the island – but her tributes to the small farms and local food purveyors will ring true almost anywhere. This book is unique and special, just like Tina herself, and the wonderful Alison Shaw photographs make it just as much fun to read as it is to cook from."
– Susan Branch, author of the Heart of the Home books
“A wonderful book, with delicious, unfussy recipes that are as connected to the sea and soil of Martha's Vineyard as its very talented author.”
– Keith McNally, co-author of The Balthazar Cookbook
"Miller's text and Shaw's photographs make this work an inviting, seasonal guide to modern New England cuisine, an insider's guide not just to cooking, but also to buying the best local food on the island."
– Publisher's Weekly